The law’s backers say it sets up a legal framework for the deployment of soldiers, but critics say there aren’t checks checks and balances, or an exit strategy.
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Dr. Natalia Kanem, head of the United Nations Population Fund, is facing many challenges, including a big funding cut by the Trump administration.
Lawmakers voted to begin proceedings that could remove President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski from office on the grounds that he is “morally handicapped.”
Rejecting a request for a mistrial, the judge criticized the defense for allusions to Turkey’s Gulenist movement, calling it a “diversion from the issues.”
The governing ZANU-PF party, now led by President Emmerson Mnangagwa, consolidated power ahead of elections scheduled for next year.
After inconclusive elections in September, Germany may not have a government until March. Until then, Brussels and President Emmanuel Macron of France have to wait for real decisions.
The royal family filled in the details of a plan that has been known since the couple announced their engagement in late November.
Aleksei V. Ulyukayev, a former economy minister, has been convicted of corruption after a power struggle with the head of the state oil company.
A judge accused Ronald K. Noble, a former New York University law professor, of taking part in a cover-up of Iran’s role in the attack. Mr. Noble denies it.
The defeat of the governing party is likely to have significant foreign policy implications for a country squeezed between India and China.
Three days after striking a conciliatory tone, Secretary of State Rex W. Tillerson said the North must stop nuclear threats before any possible talks.
Simon Bramhall, who used an argon beam to leave his mark on organs, pleaded guilty to two counts of assault by beating.
The defendant, Eshetu Alemu, 63, was convicted of ordering the killing of 75 prisoners, including many children, in 1978 as a government official in a brutal military dictatorship in Ethiopia.
The United Nations called for an immediate halt to executions in Iraq, citing flaws in the country’s criminal justice system.
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Our Toronto bureau chief talks about her searing experiences in Haiti, and Broadway producers find a congenial tryout spot in Edmonton.
A warlord, a novelist, a diplomat, a centenarian and other exceptional women our overseas correspondents wrote about in 2017.
A report said church investigators had “rushed to justice” in the case of Bishop George Bell, accused decades after his death of abusing a young girl.
The energy giant is returning to a business it backed away from after the costly and reputation-tarnishing Gulf of Mexico oil spill.
Their acceptance of a “divorce deal” opens the way for discussions on a transitional period and the nature of trade relations with Britain
Europe’s biggest budget airline reversed a longstanding policy in the hope of averting threatened strikes during the busy holiday travel period.
An Italian nonprofit organizes soccer matches inside the country’s prisons in an effort to foster healthy relationships between inmates and their children.
Saying tens of thousands had been abused in Catholic and other institutions, the panel said priests should have to report abuse they hear about in confession.
American officials showcased weapons thought to be used by Iran-backed rebels in Yemen but failed to show how they proved Iran violated an international agreement.
Mocked for months as weak and robotic, the British prime minister has earned sympathy in Brussels — and some respite at home — by doggedly carrying on.
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The United Nations mediator acknowledged that “negotiations in reality did not take place” and said the Syrian government was not looking for a dialogue.
The new law was enacted after years of debate and pushback from conservative Catholic lawmakers.
Dozens of migrants were rescued by the Turkish Coast Guard after their dinghy became stranded on a rocky outcropping in the Aegean Sea.
Executives at the deeply indebted conglomerate say it still enjoys support from lenders, even as bond prices fall and regulators raise questions.
As much circus as news conference, the event provided the Russian president with a platform to bolster his campaign and to attack the United States.
They are 2 years old, but developmentally they are 6 months old. The children most severely affected by Zika face a lifetime of care, new research shows.
The aid group, Doctors Without Borders, said the figure, which covered the first month after a military crackdown, was almost certainly an underestimate.
More than 1,500 people, including bereaved families and members of the royal family, attended the memorial service for the 71 people killed in the fire.
Mr. Golding, leader of a group whose anti-Muslim videos President Trump recirculated, was detained while accompanying his deputy to court. She was also arrested again.
The 26-year-old man, whose videos on Weibo were viewed millions of times, plummeted off a 60-story building in Hunan Province in November.
Scientists analyzed 27 extreme weather events from 2016 and found that global warming was a “significant driver” for most of them. We look at five cases.
A study by researchers at the University of Cambridge found that the average size of wine glasses has increased sevenfold in 300 years.
President Moon Jae-in of South Korea was working to end an unofficial trade war over his country’s antimissile system.
The move by lawmakers to allow only domestic partnerships in the self-governing British territory reverses a court ruling from May.
The ruling was a blow to religious conservatives who have been gaining influence in the secular, Muslim-majority country.
Despite the international treaty that bans land mines, casualties from such weapons rose to more than 8,600 in 2016, the highest since 1999.
Welcome to the world of the haiku bar trail. Matsuyama, Japan, is celebrating its 19th-century haiku poet, Masaoka Shiki, who coined the term haiku, with related events.
With the central banks of the United States and Britain raising rates, the E.C.B. turns its attention to the year ahead and how fast it should roll back stimulus.
Prosecutors accused Vice President Jorge Glas of pocketing $13.5 million in bribes from the Brazilian construction company Odebrecht.
Rebel Conservative lawmakers joined opposition lawmakers in a 309 to 305 vote to insist on a formal vote on Britain’s plans to withdraw from the European Union.